Fetish Festival (Feti-Fes) was held in Tokyo on Sunday January 25th at an inconspicuous venue near Harajuku.
There were 96 booths, including cosplayers, idols, bondage artists, and more, spread out over six seriously packed floors, plus a basement showing the “Underground Fetish Film Festival” screenings.
Feti-Fes was first held in January 2013, since then it has been held eight times around Japan. This festival — the fifth in Tokyo — was the biggest so far and there seemed to be hundreds of visitors by our estimate.
Due to legal reasons, there was no nudity allowed in the venue, nor could you touch the performers. However, all this really meant was that most of the idols were effectively naked, with their nipples covered by tape and wearing the skimpiest of swimsuits. Some opted for corset-style costumes, with appropriately explosive bust results.
All visitors were ID’d for their age upon entry. For certain demonstrations, they even made you sign an agreement saying you wouldn’t engage in sexual activities. I guess they are scared of police shutting the place down. The crackdowns have been severe recently, with a string of sex clubs and other venues being hit by raids, including major bondage clubs.
Most booths had an additional charge on top of the ¥3,000 entry ticket for taking pictures, hence the scarcity of ours here. Likewise most performances and screenings cost extra.
The lovely ladies of Sugar White. You could pay to get kicked by them.
We challenge anyone to find a single location in Japan that had more fetishes represented under one roof. We tried to keep track but lost count in the end: pocchari chubby idols, omorashi (seeing a girl wet herself), panchir (you can pay to get a photo of a girl up her skirt), wet t-shirt bust (where you could pay to shoot a water pistol at a girl in a white t-shirt), zentai all-body suits, vacuum pack fetish, rope and whip bondage, kick idols (getting a Thai kick from a cute girl), hairy armpit girls, manaita (flat-chested) idols, schoolgirl and nurse cosplay, funoshi cosplay, and so much more…
The shibari demo booth was very popular.
Likely the most obviously mainstream was a booth for nonsummerjack, where the gyaru model non sat on a bed showing off her jaw-dropping body in a bikini that left almost nothing to the imagination. Seriously, her body had to be seen to be believed, it was that good.
Maybe the prize for most esoteric goes to the “twintail whip” booth. As we know, twin tails (pigtails) are a fetish in Japan. Here you could pay to have a young lady with twin tails “whip” you in the face with each of her bunches. To each his own.
Demonstrating the catholicism and inclusive nature of the Japanese erotic world, there were lots of otoko no ko and other transsexual cosplayers. Although the visitors were mostly male, it wasn’t all just otaku and geeks. There were gays and lesbians, couples and girls, and lots of cosplay (people used the toilets to change), including people wearing some really unusual masks, and cross-dressers.
There were also booths for adult retailers, extreme fetish porn, bondage and shibari clubs, and other fetish bars. Most people were selling their merchandise or products, either as individual artists or as idol units with staff.
At a steam punk gear booth, Black Mamba posed for us in his costume.
Not all exhibitors were overtly erotic either. There was lot of gothic subculture too. There was also zombie cosplay, blood-drinking play, wound play, insect fantasy, and even mini “eyeball” art accessories.
There was even hypnosis!
Performers in the stage area included foreign cross-dresser idol Ladybeard (who is SUPER popular now) and Luchino Fujisaki. We planned to attend the latter but the line was too much to handle. Likewise the fetish film screenings looked awesome but we had to escape the crowds after an hour of taking in booths.
Our only real gripe is that the venue, though a lot of fun with all the maze of different rooms filled with booths and various kinds of exhibitors (even in the kitchen areas), had very narrow corridors and stairways, which often became intolerably crowded.
We can’t wait for the next Fetish Festival!
Tags: BDSM, Bondage, Cosplay, Costumes, Fetish, Gay, Hentai, Idols, Otoko no ko, Shibari, Transgender
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Man or woman, you can go to the club — currently one in Tokyo, with a new club in Osaka’s down-and-dirty Dotonbori district from December 1st — to try on girls’ clothing. The club keeps a wardrobe of rental clothes and wigs for joso (or josou) cosplay, dressing up as a girl.
As we know, otoko no ko cross-dressing cosplay is big in Japan, though it is a hard-to-define point somewhere between “transvestite” and “cosplayer”. Joso is the more conventional label, though the emphasis is again clearly on looking cute and feminine, rather than overtly adopting the opposite sex’s look. (To make a simple, hopefully uncontroversial, distinction, otoko no ko seems to be a more recent trendy word with the focus more on cosplay-like “cute” and young guys becoming young girls, while joso is more generally applicable to all male cross-dressers.)
There are make-up services too, so Onna no ko Kurabu (Girls’ Club) is perfect for novices. Other facilities include showers and lockers. Ideal for a full transformation. It costs ¥2,000 for girls (including cross-dressers) and ¥3,000 for men, while the cosplay clothes and changing room can be used for free. Drinks start at ¥500. It’s also fine just to go and have a drink, without putting on any clothes.
The Tokyo club opened in 2012 in Shinjuku’s gay district, Nichome. Naturally, the staff are also cross-dressers. These clubs are clearly for beginners rather than the hard-core or established, though that needn’t mean they are not the genuine article.
To be honest, the exact meanings of otoko no ko, joso, okama, and so on, and their differences compared to Western cross-dressing would occupy at least several Ph.D. dissertations. After all, how do you categorize all-female cabaret like Takarazuka, public transgender personalities like Matsuko Deluxe and Akihiro Miwa, regular drag queens in Nichome, and semi-underground cosplay movements like otoko no ko and joso?
As with so much about Japanese sexuality, ambiguity rules supreme here. For example, Propaganda, the major monthly cross-dressing event, describes itself as a “joso New Half” event, mixing cross-dressing with full shemale. But Propaganda also called itself “otoko no ko idol” event. Well, either way, it’s a place for having fun and throwing those pesky definitions of gender to the wind!
They were clever and went to some sneaky ways to satisfy their fetish. But they were caught and now they have been punished.
Four men, including Yuki Suzuki (41), have been arresting for illegally entering a warehouse in Koto ward in east Tokyo to photograph girls from behind while they peed.
The woman who got them got was visitor at a barbecue park who had snuck off to pee by the warehouse. All these kinds of events — firework displays, music festivals — always have massive lines for the bathroom. After a lot of beer, people start to get desperate and just can’t wait.
The girl was in her twenties and in May was visiting the barbecue park in Shinkiba. She had left the toilet line to find a seclude spot to relieve herself. She was followed by Suzuki and the other three, who then filmed her peeing.
They were caught and it proved the undoing of a veritable secret erotic subculture society.
Suzuki and his companions claim to have a “urination fetish” and had been repeating the same trick for the last seven years. They would apparently meet up to exchange images and hold screenings of footage.
The Japanese Zentai body suit fetish has evolved.
Z x R is a “baptism” of a Zentai and rubber body contact fetish combo, fused with wet and messy sensations on the skin.
The girls paint themselves and then enjoy the feeling of the sticky, dripping materials.
Created by photographer Masataka “Sei” Satoh and models Miyako Akane and Eri Kitami, Z x R was showcased recently at Fetish Fes Osaka on November 2nd.
For now, we’re not sure what the results of this rubber paint play are going to be except a DVD and photo book, but we hope this spawns a new fetish trend in Japan.
As in many countries, Japan has a small but significant female professional wrestler scene. These women are regarded as sex symbols by many, so much so that these strong ladies are invited to pose naked for Gravure or hair nude shoots.
Some of these are delightfully lesbian in tone! Two muscular ladies in each other’s arms.
This is Kayo Noumi.
And Hikari Fukuoka.
A tied-up Takako Inoue.
And Michiko Omukai.
And there is also JAV porn too, like “Japanese Muscular Beauty Body Builder Aoi Kirishima” from Soft on Demand.
In it you can see Kirishima get very athletic in her sex sessions!
The catgirl is a staple of erotic anime, manga and game fantasy characters. Finding these slinky feline females sexy doesn’t mean you want to start rogering a kitten any time soon.
The anthropomorphic qualities add a cheeky side to the girl — the “cat” is expressing her playful personality. And who doesn’t like playing with cats?
We guess it was inevitable that a masturbator toy would turn up soon which allowed you to experience virtual sex with a catgirl. Actually, we’re sure this isn’t the first one but it may be the best example so far. The Dekoboko Moo Moo Catgirl Onahole plays on this fantasy of the busty girl with a tail and ears.
Following the “rabbit onahole” we saw earlier in the year, this time the emphasis isn’t on the visuals The Dekoboko Moo Moo doesn’t really look like a catgirl but it will feel like one inside, with its super swirling and tight hole.
As KanojoToys says, “her love hole incorporates an unpredictable “wave plate” that will stimulate your shaft, with ribs, waves and studs.”
In other words, this isn’t just a visual gimmick — a masturbator sleeve with neko mimi or something. The masturbator has been cunningly designed with a shaft-enwrapping tunnel that can be flexed and stretched to fit your every thrust.
Guys in Japan love the so-called zettai ryouiki, the “absolute zone” that describes the sexy part of the bare skin on the upper leg of a girl, particularly accentuated when she is wearing a pair of knee-high socks and a short skirt.
Now Japan’s netizens, not a tribe with too little time on their hands, have come up with a new name for a new absolute zone.
Illustrator Hiroyuki Sanazura has coined a term for when a girl is wearing spats leggings under a short skirt. The area where the tight leggings are protruding from under the skirt and showing off the girl’s trim physique is now called…
Schwarzschild ryouiki (シュヴァルツシルト領域)
Yes, another one to add to our dictionary of esoteric moe speak.
It could be translated as “Schwarzschild Territory”… but why Schwarzschild? Who the heck is Schwarzschild?
Well, the girl herself is a reference to a character from “Gundam Build Fighters”, currently being broadcast on TV in Japan.
The new term comes from Karl Schwarzschild, the German astronomer who first suggested the existence of black holes. Schwarzschild also means “black shield” in German.
Will this latest addition to the crowded otaku lexicon catch on? Time will tell.
Fetish Night was a special bondage and ero-cosplay event held at Shinjukku’s Club axxcis in late September.
The event included DJs, BDSM gear on sale, and of course mini bondage and shibari shows.
There was even a fortune-teller using special bondage-themed Tarot cards.
There was a (fake) bukkake performance too.
This lady was offering to paint fake wounds onto your arm.
This girl was wearing a provocative t-shirt with the slogan “chopping board”, a slang word for being flat-chested in Japanese.
We hope to catch the next Fetish Night in Tokyo next year.
[Images source: KAI-YOU]
Tokyo cops have busted a special parlor in Takadonobaba, near Shinjuku, where male customers could go to smell Japanese schoolgirls in private rooms.
The manager, one Takanori Izuchi, was a mere 33 years old but he was boldly running the aptly-named Pure Doll JK Community near the JR Station on the Yamanote Line. It’s not the smell fetish per se that’s the issue here. Izuchi and another employee were arrested for hiring actual teenagers to let male patrons sniff them in their underwear. The girls were under 18, which breaches employment rules. One 17-year-old girl was thus employed in early October, and this was the incident that led to the bust.
It is part of a police crackdown on Japanese high school girl parlors and other services across Tokyo.
Izuchi has reportedly admitted to the allegations. “With the police and media making noise (about Akihabara), I thought I’d try Takadanobaba,” the suspect is quoted by police.
The menu for the establishment indicates that conversation is the basic service provided. However, options allow customers to select costumes, sniff the odor of the attendant’s hair and receive a slap in the face.
And how much would this set you back? Around ¥1,000 ($9) for five minutes. Aroma doesn’t come cheap!
The parlor had a whole team of high school girls, some 30 students. Being a cosplay joint, the cops also seized a large cache of uniforms, costumes and maid outfits.
Of course, part of the appeal here is surely that the clothes and smell is actually on the body of a bona fide high school girl who is right in front of you.
But if you are a smell fetishist and just want the aroma itself, Japan has plenty of smell fetish bottles, lubes and other toys to help you get your kick in more legal (and cheaper) ways.
Okay, we’ve very late with this — a quick search reveals people were talking about this back in 2012! But for some reason we’ve only just found out about it and it’s so cool, we wanted to blog it now, two years after everyone else.
Sexual harassment is a serious issue in Japan — especially in the workplace. The problem is so ingrained now some women have given up on finding a solution.
But Etsuko Ichihara and Taiki Watai’s attitudes towards sexual harassment is certainly novel, even if we’re not sure if it makes it better or worse.
They take that most phallic of Japanese root vegetables, the chunky radish (daikon) and turn it into a device for generating sexual groans.
The resulting system is called the Sexual Harassment Interface.
Depending on where you stroke or touch the radishes, the SHI creates different variations of sexual moaning and groaning. They even differentiate a boy and girl radish.
Beyond the WTF response when you first see the contraption in action, our initial thought was: What was it like to record the sounds?
In 2013 the makers then converted the basic radish system into a headset device for a virtual reality sex experience.
The user sees a hot girl whom he can touch and hear her get excited. In reality he’s a “grinning weirdo” (their words) who is stroking a radish.
They’ve been doing this for some time. Here’s a “performance” at Waseda back in 2010. in which they peel the radishes for certain aural effects.
Is this feminism? Girls dressing up in aprons and “maternal” gear to reclaim kitchen tools and food as erotic? Or is it a weird fetish?
Or is it, like so much in Japanese kinky world, beyond any such categorization?
Here are the two designers. They seem like such innocent folk!
And some more futuristic vegetable sex ideas… sadly as yet unrealized.
Porn moan multimedia art with vegetables. Only in Japan!?!
So what’s next? Burdock root sex dolls?
Presented by Tokyo Kinky